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is it really progress or a stand still. >> steve: meanwhile the reverend behind this nativity scene. live pictures and he has a message from the federal government. merry christmas, government. you are not the real savior. the reverend joins us live this christmas season. >> brian: super storm sandy couldn't wipe out his home but something else did. >> she said to me. are you sure your house is gone. you misplace a pen and pencil but not a house. >> gretchen: how the entire house vanished. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: a house is something that is not easy to misplace. if you leave it there, you come back and it is there. >> gretchen: you hope that happens. we'll fill you in on the details. in the meantime what happen in a phone call. a lot can happen, right. you can get in fights and agreements and compromise. hum, i am not so sure that happened in the phone call between speaker of the house john boehner and president of the united states, barack obama. did they come to a conclusion. it is now the president's turn. >> brian: it is a week since t
are not just going to go over the fiscal cliff? we heard tim geithner on this program yesterday when steve asked him, look f you don't get what you want, do we go over the fiscal cliff? he said absolutely. >> he said he would do it! >> what happens when we wake up january nd, we go over the cliff, and the world doesn't end? >> that is so irresponsible. >> you have to be a long-term investor. long-term stocks have outperformed bonds. >> with all do respect, george, are you one of those come play september investors larry is referring to? >> i'd say we're opposite of that. we never take anything for granted, but we bet accordingac. bonds are trouble. a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money in bonds. you have to be prepared for that. interest rates are going to go up. dividends are going to continue to increase. the economy in this country is strong. it's going to get stronger. >> even at 44% dividend tax? >> it's not going to go that high. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, it does go that high. it goes to 44%. >> no, no. don't think the worst. >> less than a month, it goes there. >
than 13% for the week. it broke above its moving average. steve cullen, is he being punished for his success. illegal insider trading ran rampant inside his giant hedge fund. charlie gasparino has the latest. charlie: let me get you and amazing statistic. they returned 25.5% after expenses since 1996. warren buffett, berkshire hathaway, 8.64%. steve cohen does it with a lot of volatility. that is why i am telling you the feds are after him. here is what i know about this investigation. what sources are telling us. they believe you cannot get that type of consistent success, the notion that every year, basically, posting game, posting gains within not massive volatility. 50%. cheryl: you are very clever and breaking the law. charlie: they do not believe you can do that without insider trading. this is a mindset that pervades each one of these of the sec enforcement chief to the fbi people working on the cases to the justice department. they match up returns of these various guys. they say look at roche, look at how he did this and look at steve cohen. they believe it is just mathemati
first. guest host david walker of comeback america initiative and democratic strategist steve mcmahon both here to help us find solutions. >> then, what goldman's jim o'neill is so he seeing to help you prepare for your investments straight ahead. plus, adding opportunities door to door. >> have a good day. >> thank you. >>> domino's pizza ceo patrick doyle is here. the second hour of "squawk box" begins right now. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen. andrew is out this week. we've been watching futures this morning and they are indicated slightly higher. dow futures are up about 35 points above fair value, s&p futures and the fass dak futures are higher, as well. in your morning headlines today, the fiscal cliff dominating the sunday talk show circuit. treasury secretary tim geithner expressing on meet the press that republicans will accept the president's plan to raise income taxes. >> what we're trying to do is make it more likely we come together on a good agreement for the american people that extends t
statement to parliament today. will be out in westminster soon. steve is out to give us more detailed analysis of what to expect. let's just go back to the eurozone. as you say, thin advances here. are we capping -- it's up against the yen as well. there's obviously been a big yen story. >> yeah, i think the euro/yen has had perhaps more to do with eu euro/dollar than anything else. the euro crosses in general have been story rather than euro/dollar and euro/yen at the forefront. i think the euro/yen forecast is overplayed in what japan will ultimately deliver on. but mum is pretty good. i think you still play for a little yen weakness. i think we'll see a lot of people trying to buy yen back because i don't think we'll get delivery in all these preelection promises. >> do we all think we know what the chancellor is going to say? >> judging by the many pages being given to it in the newspapers, you feel like what else can he say? it's not going to be a day where you'll buy sterling aggressively because most of the news is going to be bad. we're going to have lower growth. potentially
: and we're also going to be talking with the ceo and president of choice hotels, this is steve joyce. steve is going to be talking about their expansion right here in the u.s. including a three-star, upscale hotel. they had been focusing on the lower scale hotels. will that hurt their brand, or might it increase it? we'll be asking him. liz: first, what drove the markets in today's data download. stocks closing higher after struggling for direction early on with the dow crossing the flat line 25 times. all three major indices did post gains. technology had to be, right? was one of the best performers along with consumer discretionary. today's top performing sectors, health care and utilities, well, they did lag. the number of americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits falling for a third straight week as we remind you, thises the number you want to see fall. hurricane sandy's impact continues to slowly but surely subside. we had weekly jobless claims dropping by 25,000 last week to a seasonally-adjusted 370,000. the week's prior total was revised upward to 395,000 fr
conversation with our steve liesman. in corporate news, the apple coming off its worst day ofs losses this almost four years. u.s. equity futures, though, not too bad so far today. indicated up about 15 points. today is thursday, december 6th, penultimate day before the day of infamy. "squawk box" begins right now. >> welcome to "squawk box." i'm becky quick along with joe kernen. andrew ross sorkin is on vacation this week. onset with us is drew mattis. welcome. thanks for getting up early. >> i'm always up at this time. >> we'll be going through secretary geithner's comments, but first let's get you up to speed on other stories. joe was talking about apple. it has been a rough ten weeks for the most valuable u.s. company. shares tumbling more than 6% yesterday shedding $35 billion of market value. among the reasons cited by analysts, a forecast by an influential research firm suggesting that the iphone and ipad maker is continuing to give up ground it rival the android gadgets. there were also unconfirmed reports that at least one major stock clearing house was raising margin
former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. >> financier. >> rattner is here. i like -- and we have to go back to that. it's the truth. >> it is! >> money is money. >> in washington, msnbc and "time" senior political analyst, mark halperin. >> we saw him on the streets of d.c. yesterday, and he was very cagey. >> the mean streets of d.c. >> yes. he was so cagey. >> he was. >> yes. yes. >> you can't ever ask those guys what they're doing, wherever they are. where you going? with who? a meeting. >> auditioning for a gang is what i'm doing. >> right. >> yes, exactly. lots of luck with that one. >> should we get to the news? >> fantastic. boy, there's some stories here, unbelievable. >> in the least. >> you talk about libya. i tell you what, you've got assad about to cross that red line. he's going to see russia leaving quick. i think you'll see even troops going in there if he starts using chemical weapons against his own people. about to cross the line. egypt, morsi in trouble. the biggest revolt since mubarak was pushed out of power. "the new york times
the new constitution that morsi's allies in the constituent assembly rushed through. >> steve, what is the army's role in all of this. that's the piece people don't understand. you have morsi, muslim brotherhood and others behind this constitution. liberals, secularists opposing it. where does the army stand? >> the military has essentially removed itself from the political system. the new military leadership that came into power in mid-august as a result of morsi's declarations have a deal with him. they were relieved of the burden of having to govern egypt. removing themselves from the political system is more in keeping with the history of the egypt armed forces since the 1967 defeat when they determined being a political army was not good for their organization and their ability to fight a war on the battlefield. >> when you look at the struggle, is it first of all essentially the islamist versus the secularist, and is it fair to say as everybody does the islamists have greater appeal, they're better organized, they're going to win this? >> i think it is, right now there are bas
'm becky quick along with joe kernen and steve liesman. the november jobs report is now just about 150 minutes away. count do countdown is on. the economy probably added about 80,000 jobs last month. reuters consensus is a little higher at 93,000. the unemployment rate expected to hold steady at 7.9% and economists say the slow down in nonfarm payrolls will reflect the effect of sandy. joining us this hour is bank of america merrill lynch global research senior research economist michelle mire and we'll talk through everything that's been happening through jobs and what to expect. but first, there is a developing story. an earthquake off the northeast coast of japan triggered a tsunami warning. the warning has been lifted, but it was a 7.3 quake. so far no reports of any injuries or damage. it was for the same area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami back in march of last year. we will continue to bring you any developments. in the meantime, steve has some of the morning's top other stories. >> let's start with the markets. asian stocks rallying to 2012 highs overnight. the nikkei
. one of the things that steve has worked on a great deal, and i do not want to take away his thunder, a look at how americans will stay competitive -- if we look at how america will stay competitive -- i hear your phone -- [laughter] the question of whether or not a merkel be able to compete, whether we will be able to make investments, are we -- are we going to be able to have the kind of innovation that creates jobs? north of 80% of the net new jobs made in america in the last 20 years have come from start-ups. where had the talent come from? disproportionately from a first generation americans. we are very lucky particularly in northern virginia, which rivals only the silicon valley in terms of the number of tech- related startups, you look a little deeper, and a 1 1/3 of the tech startups in northern virginia had one of the co- founders or founders as a first generation american. the numbers in the valley are even higher. how do we maintain that? one is talent. i will come back to that in a moment. another piece of this which we think is very complementary and something that stev
today, and what is next is the big question. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo with more. steve. >> reporter: we are ten days away from a admonition thal vote, a vote on the new draft constitution. we are seeing both sides really jocking for position and trying to demonstrate what power they have by the numbers of people they can bring out into the streets. yesterday for the first time last night we saw the opposition protestors, people who want to drive president morsi from office really go on the offensive. they marched through the presidential palace. they broke through steel gates and barbed wire, they painted graffiti on the walls of the compound. they did not try to over take those walls go into the compound itself where of course there are heavily armed guards. police continued to retreat throughout the demonstration last night and even though it seemed like there was chaos on the streets there were no reports of any serious injuries during that process, so both sides still showing some restraint. the latest reports from the scene say large-scale protests from supp
to tim cook about continuing the legacy of steve jobs. plus chinese insurer picc put some spark back into the dismal, the big potential in the insurance. plenty more to come. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. >>> we continue to monitor reaction to the earthquake and tsunami wave in japan right now. miyagi northern prefecture region. and we got a clarification from one of the plants. tokyo whether he can power saying workers instead of evacuating completely, the plant saying they have now reached a position inside the plant, they didn't evacuate. so they just made sure the workers have gone into a safe position. we'll keep monitoring events and any reports we get out. meanwhile, with germany's dax closing near five year highs, is it time for a rerating of european equities? highest close since january 2008. up 28% for the year, giles. and here we are with the bundesban
? >> steve, your question -- >> i'm and freeload, by the way. >> that by the way is how the chinese would describe any relationship between japan and america. the interesting aspect of all these conflicts is that as india and china and india and china have a proximate geographically, but we've never been neighbors. >> right. >> in order to be neighbors you either have to love each other or hate each other. we have done neither. in fact, in 1962 during the first strategic conflict, between these two, you have to understand, it's hard to understand why we are not neighbors. [inaudible] in terms of inaccessible. but the positions, the lines, the strategies, the lines, what would they resonate to? the positions that are taken by postcolonial nations is that we will not be bound by decisions made by colonial powers. one, or in china's case, that we had to abandon our national positions. and now that we are strong, we need to resurrect them. right or wrong is not, that is very little to do with national positions. now, the words that were there in the title of today's discussion, confusion, i c
. speaking of which, i'm glad you brought that up. our steve liesman interviewed the treasury secretary a couple of days ago and had a question for him. i wonder if you would listen to this piece of tape and get a reaction on the other side. >> i want to understand the administration's position when it comes to raising taxes on the wealthy. those making more than $250,000. if republicans do not agree to that, is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. again, there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest americans. it's only 2%. >> dr. krueger, as the man who is maybe more than anyone the steward of the economy itself, are you okay with that? >> absolutely. the president made clear during the election that he wants a balanced approach, that we can't afford the tax cuts for the most fortunate among us. that the way to provide opportunity and build the middle class in this country is to get on a fiscally sustainable path and to ask wealthiest to pay a little bit more. president couldn't have bee
. steve forbes saying fight, fight. pressure the president. then you have democrats, labor unio unions, the aarp saying we don't need to think about raising the retirement age. every time you have a short term play special interest dig in. until they erase the trust deficit, every time they do it incrementally they make it harder to do the big stuff. >> notwithstanding the problems in this conversation and notwithstanding problems from washington, there is some economic renaissance that's brewing under the surface here. we have an energy boom going on, low energy prices. we have manufacturing output increasing in this country. we have the housing boom with low interest rates to stay for a couple of yearses. is there enough that could happen that could offset what's going on in washington? can we grow our way out of this? >> we can't ignore them. if they blow it, there is nothing we can do. the risks are becoming more balanced where things like the housing recovery, consumer debt coming down are starting to offer the possibility where growth might be stronger although it could be lower.
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it will of lightering this morning. steve is joining us. >> you hit the nail on the head. very light rain. this is nothing compared to last week. very light rain. most locations say cloudy or drizzle. still you have to deal with morning rain. you can see a little bit of that. taking in toward the san mateo coast. get a good look at that. it is starting to
't believe including current these. i agree with steve forbes that flow currencies, which is the standard value by which every entrepreneur has to guide and has decisions it's like floating our so that people wouldn't have to work so much. one man could have the power worth 50 minutes. the next come the 70 minute and needs in-house default swaps and insurance policies. just to guide the economy. one of the things that's happened over the last decade is that we've had a hypertrophy of finance and the reason of the excess and waste so much wealth and the economy is migrated to finance is because the currency is so unstable, that so much money can be made, betting on the ups and downs of our currency against foreign currencies. this is a big danger today. a lot of people attack the chinese for manipulating the currency. but the chinese just want to keep the currency stable. i saw the chinese want to do. they want to maintain the dollar as a standard of value. it's a saturday botching the currency. the threat to the american dollar does not come in beijing. they defend the dollar. the threat
: steve jobs told president obama that those jobs were not coming back. charles: somehow the administration going after profit, you know, whatever it is, you wanted or public opinion, now if you do not start to do this stuff, we will go out and take it. caterpillar is one company to watch. their ceo has been on top of this. he has been very defensive about the fact they are still creating jobs here and abroad. apple, by the way, 60% of business outside of this country. dagen: it is not just about price, it is about scalability and adaptability of the workforces in this nation. charles: there is no dow about it. natural gas gives us an amazing advantage. wages have gone up dramatically in china. we will benefit from that as well. be careful what you ask for. do we really want a whole bunch of four dollars jobs in america, the answer is, no. connell: thank you, charles. great stuff, as always. the irs wants back taxes from amazon. dagen: no shame. one of the most popular places to do your holiday shopping. that is exactly the video we picked that we are going to tell you ab
. >> cenk: steve jobs is the biggest generousbiggest genius in america. >> marijuana on unlike alcohol, is not addictive. people who smoke pot want to smoke pot. they don't have to smoke pot. they just want to smoke pot. there are a continue of people all over the world in amsterdam for instance, it's illegal there, but every citizen in amsterdam does not smoke pot. it's a small percentage who smoke pot legally. >> cenk: we're out of time. on the issue of impairment, barack obama, bill clinton steve jobs none of them seem long-term impaired. on the other hand, sandra, to your point, george w. bush. it was a great conversation. sandra solin and tommy chong. thank you so much. >> i brought a present. >> cenk: theseyou did? >> these are called not a pipe. >> cenk: what do they do? >> you're not supposed to take them off. and you're not supposed to take them out of the string. >> cenk: which you just did. >> and you're not supposed to put the substance in this end. and you're not supposed to light it. >> cenk: then i will not do that after you give it to me. >> it's not a pipe. >> cenk: al
teresa sullivan and steve case, the founder of aol. >> we have instructed the panel is not to say hello to friends and family, so i will do it for them. hi, mom, i kids. tonight's keynote concludes a series of discussions about the problems, prospects, and policies are running high skilled immigration policy in the u.s. this morning at the miller center washington d.c. office, we have brought to the panelists from law, economics, and the private sector to debate and deliberate about a range of topics related to high skilled immigration. our discussion was framed by which isng at s.aessay, available on the miller center web site. our first session this morning, they compared the united states h1b policy to the blue card initiative and the european union. gary friedman focused on the public's underlying immigration policy and concluded that immigration policy in the u.s. is reasonable and rational, given the structure of the u.s.'s interest group-based system of political expression. susan marcum of georgetown university's institute for international emigration argued, and many agreed, th
deduction. that'll have a bigger impact on the cities and how we do business, i think. >> all right. steve, no dolphins -- i thought dolphins -- how many games did you lose? >> well, we've lost seven games. >> you won a few good games. >> at the end of the day, you're in the business to win. you don't like being under 5-7 isn't exactly -- >> have you talked to woody? >> woody is one guy who will make me feel better. >> new york is a lousy place if you're not winning. >> to stink. >> any place is a lousy place if you're not winning. >> exactly, in january i'd rather be losing in miami than in new york. >> that's because you don't own the team. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. pleasure being here. >>> when we come back. we have a lot still to come. steny hoyer on the fiscal cliff talks. then at 8:15 eastern, we have the adp numbers. mark zandi is here to talk through the market reaction. >>> 8:40 eastern, jeffrey solomon will be stopping by. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobo
>> steve: thanks very much for joining us on this thursday. tomorrow, friday, that means geraldo rivera drops by. >> gretchen: he will. and we're going to have more with the cast from "a christmas story" in our after the show show. we can hardly wait. >> brian: you just finding this out for the first time? >> steve: who needs broadway when you got fox friends friends. see you tomorrow, everybody. bill: the syrian government confirming it's getting its chemical weapons ready and may use it. the assad regime prepared the nerve gas sarin and loaded it. martha: i'm martha maccallum. president obama is warning assad that the whole world is watching his actions very closely, and if he were to use chemical weapons on his own people, it would clearly have large consequences for him. bill: secretary of state hillary clinton called an emergency meeting with the pentagon. >> the pentagon has contingency plans for everything including the chemical attack. it's believed according to a u.s. source that syria has put this sarin fast into cannisters that could be dropped from planes. these canni
-traveled resident of the state. >> hi. i'm rick steves. >> reporter: rick steves for 20 years hosted a popular public travel show was prominent among those campaigning for legal marijuana. >> i spent a third of my adult life in europe hanging out with people who think it's wacky to be locking up people for smoking pot. >> reporter: in a show from amsterdam, steves gave a preview of what could soon be coming to cities and towns in washington. >> throughout the netherlands, bars selling marijuana are called coffee shops. amsterdam alone has over 300. >> reporter: he says america should not fear. >> consumption is not going to go up a lot. by every statistic, our government and the dutch government, americans smoke more pot than the dutch, and the dutch have the most liberal laws on pot in all of europe. >> reporter: seattle's city attorney peter holmes also pushed for the new law. >> all we've done is achieve by prohibition is fill our jails and make drug dealers quite rich. >> reporter: he says legal marijuana even with high taxes will be cheaper than illegal marijuana. >> want to put the drug
to happen. >> do you remember when steve brought seagate private. it was brimming with cash. raised the dividend next week. why doesn't michael dell pay out a special dividend and everyone is thrilled. >> fundamentals are still what? >> fundamentals are -- i mean, look. fundamentals depend upon a belief that the personal computer is going to be with us for a long time and is not that much in decline. ipad will not crush it. i don't know. >> why not redistrict some of that free cash flow and that cash into an area where you think you can attain real growth. try to recreate the company in some sort of significant way. >> i think that -- >> it's not easy to do that by the way. >> as rivals have discovered. >> maybe you want them to go into the pharmaceutical business. allerg allergen's weight loss business is for sale. not a lot of synergy there. you can't find growth in the personal computer business. it doesn't exist. >> maybe you could figure -- you'll carry it around on your ipad, maybe there's more synergy than you think. >> maybe he should take the cash and buy a lot of apple sto
: many of mf global's customers were from main street. >> how are you doing? >> narrator: steve meyers used mf global to trade futures on behalf of scores of farmers and ranchers in the midwest. >> adm does most things... >> many people cleared through mf global because they were the world's largest. so it gives you some comfort in the fact that you're always going to have that liquidity, you're dealing with somebody that's everywhere in the world. >> narrator: but when corzine took over mf global, the firm was in deep trouble. revenue from commissions wasn't covering expenses. the firm was losing money. >> when corzine first came in, the ratings agencies told him, "look, you stepped into a firm that has a lot of problems. so you don't have unlimited time. the ratings on this firm are fairly low for a firm in its business and the bias is to move them lower." and so that put more pressure on corzine than he would have otherwise faced. >> we're transforming from sort of an old-line brokerage firm into an investment bank. >> narrator: corzine set about cutting costs and replacing old-line
with word that they are expecting. >> lots to talk about this morning. republican senator ron johnson, steve smith, to talk about that carbon monoxide leak that sent dozens of kids off to the hospital. and pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager will join us to talk about a new book tuesday, december 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. ron brownstein joins us this morning, cnn senior political analyst. editor for national journal. bob shrum, and will cain. zoraida is sticking around with us as well from "early start." our "starting point" really is about the frustration and more finger pointing now about this fiscal cliff. 28 days remain before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect. republicans are offering a plan that calls for $2.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade, including $800 billion in tax reforms, $600 billion from medicare reforms and $6 billion in spending cuts. the white house said no go to this. why so fast? >> reporter: very quickly because they want republicans to capitulate on increasing tax r
.s., but there could be some questions about china, remember that report from steve milanovich? he said apple needs to come up within some real innovations, you need to have some clarity on the pipeline, and you need geographic -- clearance to go into china? yes, it got it with two of the smaller carriers. china confirms talks with apple. but the problem here, he says tech is not an issue, it's mainly about the business model and benefit sharing issues. that could be a problem. >> he is also playing the part of what many analysts are doing, which is let me explain why it's going down, in the same way that the death cross, i always love the death cross, this is a technical term. i can think of a million reasons to sell it. the only reason i want to own it is because it makes the best products in the world and it's inexpensive. >> that's a lot of people looking at the chart. >> look again, the people who own apple, they were the ones who owned it because it was going up. it reminds me very much in 1999, what do i do with my nortel, it's at 110. in the meantime, roth, the ceo gives a session, an off t
"teen kids news" on their big screen in times square, new york city. steves: from granada, it's a two-hour drive over the mountains and down into europe's fun-in-the-sun headquarters, the costa del sol. i find this strip of mediterranean coastline generally overbuilt and very commercialized. malaga, the major city of the coast, is a good place to pass through. and almost anything even resembling a quaint fishing village is long gone, replaced by time-share condos and golf courses. the big draw is the beaches. there are plenty of hotels, and sun worshipers enjoy themselves in spite of the congestion and lack of charm or local culture. nearly every country from europe's drizzly north tucks an expatriate community somewhere along this coast. they don't want to leave their culture, just their weather. my favorite costa del sol stop is the resort town of nerja. while capitalizing on the holiday culture, nerja has retained some of its charm. the church fronts the square, which fronts the beach, and everybody's out strolling, eventually winding up on the proud "balcony of europe" terrace. th
for the first time? >> steve: who needs broadway when you got fox friends friends. see you tomorrow, everybody. bill: the syrian government confirming it's getting its chemical weapons ready and may use it. the assad regime prepared the nerve gas sarin and loaded it. martha: i'm martha maccallum. president obama is warning assad that the whole world is watching his actions very closely, and if he were to use chemical weapons on his own people, it would clearly have large consequences for him. bill: secretary of state hillary clinton called an emergency meeting with the pentagon. >> the pentagon has contingency plans for everything including the chemical attack. it's believed according to a u.s. source that syria has put this sarin fast into cannisters that could be dropped from planes. these cannisters are designed to fracture so the devastating nerve gas could escape. but it's not known whether syria intends to use those chemical weapons. we think we have it in aerosol form. the u.s. is making contingency plans in case bashar al-asaad leaves the country suddenly and flees somewhere for asylum
are in the capital. tracy: we have the latest from cairo. hey, steve. >> conflict between the president and the courts continues. unusual situation sunday morning when the country's highest court, the supreme constitutional court, the judges afraid to go into work sunday morning, that courtroom was surrounded by a large crowd of pro-morsi protesters chaptering. the exits and entrances were secure for the gums. they felt physically and psychologically intime at a -- intimidated. they scheduled to meet here, peak 250,000 last week, down to a few thousand today, but tomorrow, a major march towards the palace. if that march comes off, there's a likelihood of con infrastructure with pro-morsi supporter, something the government tried to avoid until now. back to you in new york. dennis: thank you, steve. tracy: need a miscall cliff survival kit? well, next guest says with a time to pull back on u.s.the stocks. the trust children -- chairman joining us now. drew, go out of the u.s. and go overseas like europe? >> stay diversified; right? across the port foal low, and we've been long, dividend
club and this evening, a discussion about skilled immigrants with mark warner and aol founder steve case. in 45 minutes, the national correspondent for "fiscal times" on the fiscal cliff negotiations, a discussion and a look at the future energy production and consumption in
and sound and that's where steve's ideas lead to, then our superstucktures will have to collapse. >> david, what i'm hearing from you is three words. tax and spend. >> we're going to have to have a rematch here. we're out of time and we don't want to not pay our bills, so i have to take a break. what a great conversation though. thanks for both of you bringing my viewers some really great ideas. i have been warning you about this fiscal cliff for months now. i call it the economic storm of our own making, but some of you think all the talk is overblown. will a failure by washington really mean catastrophe for the economy? i'm going to debate with richard quest, next. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. >>> time now for q and a. three weeks left to do a deal and yet, lawmakers in washington -- promising to cut trillions, but republicans insist it could be done without raising taxes on the rich. president obama insists at a nonstarter. what happ
to see you. also steve liesman is here with us on set this morning, but, j.j., why don't we start things off with you and talk a little bit about what's happening, what you see with some of this movements in and out of the headlines around the fiscal cliff. it's not adding up to a lot of volatility even though we've seen swings with the major averages. >> it's almost to the point maybe we should get the nhl guys and the government in at the same time and solve both on the same day. but, you know, really, beck, it's kind of interesting right now, you look at the s&ps, they're not moving much. there are things to trade. gold is down almost 10%. and you touched on the stocks which i think gave the market quite a bit of hope in toll brothers. you talked about the backlog orders and orders coming up. the amazing part is the orders are up 70% going forward. so, we are seeing a lot of positive signs in the economy. it's almost like, you know, talking to so many of the other traders, everyone is saying i wish the government would get out of the way almost and get this thing solved and get on the
to be able to compete around the world. >> and then larry, later in the afternoon, our steve leishman sat down with treasury secretary tim geithner. geithner in that interview late in the afternoon made it clear that this is brinksmanship of the highest order. >> i want to understand the administration's position when it comes to raising taxes on the wealthy. those making more than $250,000. if republicans do not agree to that, is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. there's no prospect for an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthy. it's only 2%. >> reporter: of course, up on capitol hill, republicans don't necessarily agree with that. speaker of the house john boehner said today that he is still waiting for a counterproposal now from the president of the united states. and we learned late this afternoon that in fact speaker boehner and president obama had a phone call today. we don't know, however, what was said in that call. but reports are that some progress is being made in these negotiations. at least co
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're going to hear steve on the republican line. caller: i agree that all the tax cuts and alba -- you know, unless they reduce spending, it is not going to do anything. we need to create more jobs. if we keep taxing the businesses, they should just reform the tax. if a business hires so many amount of people, they will get a deduction if they hire that amount of people. that would work. i am from buffalo. years ago, they had bethlehem steel. we have the wiper place -- i cannot remember the name, but anyway, the state gave them a tax breaks for hiring people. they start hiring people. you have to have income to spend money. the government needs more taxable people. it is like a bank account. if i give you $1 million and your spending $2 million and only taking in half a million dollars, it is not going to balance. host: do you take deductions? caller: i don't take -- make enough money to take them. every time i try to take them, they say, you did not make enough to take that out. host: what do you think of that? caller: like i said, if they want my money, that is ok. let me put it to you th
. but since then, we know that president obama and steve [indiscernible] spoke yesterday evening. the fact that neither side is leaking what happened on that call, you might say that they are trying to get back on track. they know that if they leak each other's confrontations, that is not good. there are only two participating really in this negotiation. and if they choose not to leak out that information widely, it is a speculation. >> what is the handle and how quickly could be brought -- what is the end goal and how quickly could be brought up for a vote? >> the goal is a down payment or some kind of thing for revenues, which is enough to get us past the fiscal cliff, turn off these automatic spending cuts and make sure that taxes don't go up. and then they would figure out what to do with the upper bracket. and then there would be a mechanism that would guarantee further action next year. if at all possible, they would disagree next year and there would be some sort of trigger or punishment for their lack of action. that sounds relatively simple, i think, putting it all together could
, and senator robb. >> reporter, republican what steve -- joins together a few months ago to reinvigorate the data act on the senate side. serb leaders in seeking the publication and standardization of government data in that spending category. the other four categories, we are seeing some leaders, just not as quite as high profile. our coalition is going to be pounding down doors in the 113th congress so hopefully get that. >> that is the question the plumbing is stopped up to extend the weather grows metaphor. >> let's continue with this metaphor. >> to do we need to call on to and stop it? and, you know, making it worse. i will change metaphors. in looking into a crystal ball, you know, what is likely to happen over the next year's as well as what needs to happen to make these famous move forward. >> i will try. again, i go back to the point that we need more legislation because we need to institutionalize it and we need to immunize a lot of these things from the winds of an incoming administration. this is an administration that is talking the talk about transparency in openness. it c
steve burke feel good, like they got the best of me. >> right. >> and i'm going to give them that, but i'm going to take what i've always wanted all along. and it's money. give them what they want. but it's -- it's a deal. you figure out what they can give up, they figure out what you can give up and you do the deal and everybody walks away. every deal i've ever done, everybody walks away feeling like they won. >> and you know who made a life out of that? was the labor negotiator ronald reagan. >> yeah. >> brian cashman's on the phone for you, joe. he's listened to that. he wants to talk to you about how to get rid of alex rodriguez. >> actually, he wants you to play third base. >> well, you know, i've got two good hips. >> there you go. >> two more than a-rod. second hip replacement. >> that's terrible. former british prime minister tony blair joins us onset, also ron fournier will be here to discuss about his cover in the national journal. >>> and coming up, arianna huffington onset. more "morning joe" in just a moment. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better
genius and marketing genius that steve jobs had? we'll have to evaluate that over the next year. he has taken apple to be the largest listed market capitalization company on any u.s. exchange. now we'll see what he can do over the next 12 months or 14 months to find new markets and to continue growth. >> all right. colin, thank you for phoning in. >> euro retreating from a seven-week high against the dollar on poor demand for spanish bond auction today and indeed it must be said weaker than eurozone retail sales figures. andy, welcome. where does the euro go from here? >> hi, simon. there's a couple things that make me worried about the euro today. we made a higher high and are making a lower close. as we get into this week, we have only one more week before things turn over as far as risk goes in the financial markets. i'm worried about the fiscal cliff, yes. negotiations look ugly. also i'm worried about u.s. stocks once they start to go ex-dividend and costco and disney on december 10th will be poster children for what happens to a stock after it pays out its dividend. so what i'm in
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